risk-taking

Saving a life in Boston

by Steve Brock July 29, 2011

It took our 13-year-old son to convince us to help an injured man in Cambridge, MA. But it wasn’t the poor man laying in the street who turned out to need the most help…

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A personal place of safety on a trip

by Steve Brock January 13, 2011

We travel to get out of our comfort zones and yet we find on many trips – particularly hard ones – the need for our own “querencias” or places of safety along the way.

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The danger of fear

by Steve Brock January 10, 2011

Too often what holds us back and prevents us from taking the kinds of trips that we know will prove most meaningful are not the big fears about personal safety, but the little fears about how we will be perceived or how we might feel. Moving beyond such fears opens us to a world of discovery we’ll never know otherwise.

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The most dangerous places on earth

by Steve Brock January 7, 2011

Traveling to war-torn areas or places of great suffering can be very dangerous but not necessarily for the reasons you think.

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A new kind of adventure travel

by Steve Brock January 4, 2011

Traveling adventurously looks different for each person. Risk is relative. But taking the easy way and avoiding risk isn’t really an option if you want to travel meaningfully. The question then becomes, “What will your adventure look like?”

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Mutton Bustin' and Meaningful Travel

by Steve Brock October 6, 2010

In this brief photo essay from the fair, we take a lighthearted look at how you can learn a lot about meaningful travel by watching six-year-olds try to ride flighty sheep.

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